Armstrong, Harvey, Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0332-Heavy Machine Gunner
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1945-1946, 0332, Wounded Warrior Bn - East, Wounded Warrior Regiment
Service Years
1943 - 1946

Sergeant

 
 

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
Chicago

Date of Passing
Dec 01, 2008
 
Location of Interment
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Other Comments:
At the battle for Saipan Harv was getting ready to go over the side for the invasion whan a Captain pull him aside and told him he was in charge of offloading his units gear. Four days later he caught up with it. He said the Platoon Sgt looked like he had seen a ghost as they had listed Cpl Armstrong as Missing in Action, Killed. He always got a laugh out of that.


On the third day ashore on Iwo Jima Sgt Armstrong received a head wound. He said they were setting up their gun in some rocks and the next thing he knew he was aboard the Hospital Ship Solace. He was evacuated to Saipan and then back to the states. Even though he wanted to stay in the Marine Corps he received a medical discharge in 1946.
   
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Rifle Expert

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), XXXX
 Unit Assignments
Marine Security Guard (MSG)24th Marine Regiment2nd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24), 24th Marine RegimentFleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
Wounded Warrior Bn - East, Wounded Warrior Regiment
  1943-1944, 0332, Marine Security Guard (MSG)
  1944-1945, 0332, 24th Marine Regiment
  1944-1945, 0332, 2nd Bn, 24th Marine Regiment (2/24), 24th Marine Regiment
  1944-1945, 0332, Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
  1945-1946, 0332, Wounded Warrior Bn - East, Wounded Warrior Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan 1
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Tinian (1944)
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
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